I love sports, I have always loved playing all kinds of sport ever since I was a young child. My mother and teachers had a hard time when I was young since I was ever so restless. My mother tells me how she had to always make sure I was in her sight otherwise I would end up in some form of mischief. She tells me how I gave my teachers a hard time always disrupting the class with all kinds of mischief and funny games.
As I grew up I was able to channel my playfulness into a more controlled form in sport. In school I was involved in many types of sports including athletics, soccer, basketball, hockey, and baseball. I was quite athletic. I was agile and quite fast on my feet. I was also quite well built with a tall athletic body. This helped me to make it into the high school basketball team.
Getting into the basketball team helped channel all my energy into an activity that brought the school and myself great pride. Due to my outstanding prowess, I was able to lead the school to the state and national championship competitions. Although we were not able to win the high school national championship title, this was a great feat since the school had never before been able to get to that stage.
After high school I managed to get into college through performing well in my academic grades. Unlike many sports kids who opted to capitalize on sport scholarships, my parents insisted that I had to first perform well in my academics before considering the sports aspects. As such despite playing hard in the court, I also studied hard.
The college where I had chosen to study at required a certain academic grade before they could take me in for a sport scholarship. I was elated to manage to make this academic qualification and I was able to join the college.
When I joined college, I imagined that I would continue as a basketball player. Therefore, a day after I arrived at the college I made my way to the basketball court. I was eager to show the other kids what I had to offer. I believed that just like high school, I would easily be the best. This was not to be.
At the basketball court I was astonished by the explicit display of remarkable talent. This was the best of the best the cream of the crop. The guys on the court were the best handpicked talents from across the nation. I felt very small in their presence.
This is what led me to the football field. I had always admired football and people had always said I would make a great fullback due to my pace and strong physique. I decided to try out the sport.
One day, after buying a mouth guard, since I wanted to protect my teeth from injury, I joined the football team in training.
Being inexperienced, I hid among the crowd. However when suddenly the ball was passed to me and I was told to run for the touch line, I could not hide my talent. I stunned the whole team with my explosive speed which was mostly due to fear.
From then on I was officially a football player.